WHAT WE DO
Our projects provide 1-2-1 support, outreach work and targeted group work programmes. From initial risk assessment and referral processes, we assess the children and young people using a contextual safeguarding framework, which is recognised as one of the most current and effective approaches.
Our staff use the children and young people’s understanding, knowledge and awareness to create change within them. This change could be behavioural, social or cultural. This includes exploring support around healthy relationships, protective behaviours and self-esteem.
Our support is long-term allowing us to consistently demonstrate improved levels of wellbeing.
Our Youth Participation programme is essential to ensuring we are a youth led organisation. Young people are involved in designing and reviewing our services. This involvement provides an opportunity to build upon their self-esteem, confidence and gives them the knowledge that they are using their experiences to help others.
Providing educational and critical thinking skills to enable the children and young people aged 7 -19 years to make an informed decision.
Our Choice Projects are:
The Choice Project Services (Pan-Bedfordshire)
The Choice Project: Reload (Luton only)
Cycle of Exploitation
Providing wellbeing and resilience support to children and young people aged 7-26 years old in changing the cycle of exploitation.
Our Challenge Projects are:
#SEEN Project (Bedford Borough only)
Shades Project (Luton)
Providing empowerment and participation to young people after a life of exploitation.
All of our young people are able to access and join our Youth Participation Programme.
At Link To Change we are dedicated to bettering the lives of children and young people who are at risk of or victims of exploitation. Each year our dedicated team works hard to provide the correct, individualised support FOR the young people and community we work within.
You can download and read our Impact Reports below.
Grow Your Knowledge
Link to Change can offer a wide variety of professionals training countrywide. We have a choice of CPD accredited training delivery packages as well as offering bespoke training tailored specifically to your organisations need.
Our training packages include:
Advanced Awareness of Exploitation
Exploitation in Boys and Young Men
Working Effectively with Exploitation
If you are interested in referring a young person to any of our projects please complete a Referral Assessment Form (see notes below).
Please complete the form as comprehensively as possible and return to us either by email or post (Link to Change, 40 Mill Street, Bedford, MK40 3HD).
Please note that when sending a referral with client details that this is sent through a secure network to our secure Link to Change email.
Referrals for clients under the age of 18 living in Bedfordshire or Luton must be made to us using the Pan-Bedfordshire Risk Assessment form. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For clients aged 18 and over please use Link to Change's Referral Assessment Form below and return to:
Bedfordshire and Luton: email@example.com